Having just read this very fascinating book, I thought I would try an AAR using the concept of Anarchy. Weak central government, strong freedoms for the people, free trade, all that sort of thing. Will attempt to keep the Europeans off of the North American continent. With a twist!
No standing army. Will only recruit when going to war. Will trade aggressively, colonize, and try to bring other North American tribes to me by diplomacy.
The storyline will be about the freedoms of the people, while the government will atrophy to nearly nothing. Leaders mean nothing. In fact, warfare will be different than you can imagine.
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I started as Portugal to use their explorers to get to North America. After that I conquered the Lenape and forced them to become Catholic. Built them up nicely and released them as a vassal. Canceled the vassalization and made them take Susquehanna back. It is around 1500 and now I am the Lenape. I've gotten them to land level 5, naval level 3, and tech level 3, and they have Portugal's trade level. I had explored a bit to the south of the Lenape so they would have somewhere to colonize. I know, an exploitive cheat, so to speak...but I think you will like the story. At least I hope so, anyway.
I will start the tale with the Portuguese conquering the Lenape and go from there.